Police issue witness plea after break-in at cobbler’s

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in last weekend.

Around 9.50pm on Sunday, the window of the Heel o’ Magic shoe repair shop in Bourtree Place was smashed, and two pocket watches, collectively worth a two-figure sum, were stolen.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 30 and 40 years old, of slim build and 6ft tall.

He was wearing a black hoodie, a dark-coloured top, dark jogging bottoms, and carrying a dark-coloured rucksack.

He spoke with a Glaswegian accent and was last seen in Mart Street.

PC Ryan Anderson, of Hawick, said: “We are conducting a number of inquiries and would appeal for information from the public which can assist us.

“We’d also ask anyone who may have seen a man matching this description in the area around the time of the break-in to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.